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Bill, I only just noticed, they have your name misspelled....WOWk

Dunno how that "k" got on the end there.....may want to get Harry to sort it for you. :)

Seriously though, this is shaping up extremely well mate, as Bob said, that dash alone......it IS a model. :wub:

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As Chad said any updates?

I saw this a long time ago and lost track of you Bill.

This is the best scratch building I have seen anywhere.

Now I plan on following this till you finish it.

My scratch building has got better and your detail work on this one will help me build a 1/12 using what I see you do to yours.

God Bless

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First I apologize for the bad photography, I need a lot of practice.

I molded some parts that turned into a disaster. The paint I used to paint my parts inhibited the RTV, it didn't cure where it contacted the paint, the other side

which primed came out fine, needless too say the mold is useless. The parts that got destroyed are the headliner and carpeting, although I was able to glue

the carpeting back together, The headliner is a total loss, just have too start over.

Here are some pics.

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These are lenses for the gages, shifter, mirrors, and radio.

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The carpet glued back together.

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You said early on that you were planning to make a kit. Do you have any idea at this point how much you might end up selling them for?

At this time it's to soon to think about. I need to finish the model first. The plan still is to make a kit.

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It's been some time since I posted...life seems to get in the way. I've been working on the Camaro every chance I get, almost finished, but deciding on which chrome

paint to use. I think I've tried them all and they all seem the same as far as finish goes, not much difference between them. Anyway here are some pics.

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Hey Bill did i motivate you to paint it lol... looks like we almost painted them at the same time... this is by far the most favorite build i have seen.. its great seeing in paint.. we were just wondering about you in a facebook page the other day... amazing..simply amazing...

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11 hours ago, bill w said:

 This car is all scratch built. I've been working on this model for 20 years. Thanks for the nice comment.

You are insane....

Seriously......

I really like to see your work in person... 

Thanks for sharing your progress to us.....

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11 hours ago, bill w said:

 This car is all scratch built. I've been working on this model for 20 years. Thanks for the nice comment.

You are insane....

Seriously......

I really like to see your work in person... 

Thanks for sharing your progress to us.....

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The whole concept of a 100% scratch built scale model car is model building on a very high level. Absolutley fascinating to follow your progress. I found myself moulding and casting so many parts for a 1:24 Rolls-Royce about a year ago now, that I began to think in terms of making a boxed kit, complete with my own box art. Further down the line I realised that even if I did manage to mould and cast every part of the scale model car the obvious question would be, what do I do with the finished product? One kit in one box.... where do you go from there? Also, the cost involved to produce that one model meant that the project was never going to be cost effective, not that I fully understand the money side of it all. It was something that I wanted to do, and therefore didn't really see it as a marketable product.

David

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To Lee, I'm still thinking of a kit, I made a mold of the body and tried casting it, I did get 5 shots before the mold turned to junk. The parts are less than

good, but I will try and make another mold a bit different and see what happens.

 

To Tom, thanks, I tried to visit LSM but it didn't seem like anyone has been there for years.

 

To Rafael, I painted it about 5 months ago. I'm not 100% happy with the finish, it has some bug feet and dust, but sometimes you get that when you paint in your garage.

 

To Henry, you're welcome anytime... but I think there is a bit of distance between us.

 

To David, I started this project just too see if I can do it. Before I built cars I was into RC airplanes. I funded my hobby by selling what I built. The last plane I built was

7 1/2 foot F4 Phantom Jet that I scratch built. I was always a car guy... so I decided too try a car. It is a lot more difficult! As for the cost... it was a gradual buildup as

time went on. I don't think I would get my investment back.

 

To Mike, I bought a basket case 69 Camaro for measuring and details. I didn't restore it... sold it when it was no longer needed. Here's a pic.

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